If you think of the distances that a truck drives to deliver products all over the globe using the extensive road networks, it is quite amazing. Ships do long shipping distances between continents. They deliver containers, which can then be put on trucks for further deliveries. Once picket up at a shipping container terminal and placed on the semi-truck trailer, for land-based deliveries. They often still need to cover vast distances to deliver the full containers to a distribution center, where the deliveries can be done with smaller transportations unless there are full container deliveries.
The tires that are needed for these trucks tend to be long haul tires that are designed for
constant driving with good wear resistance and low heat build-up. You will want
tires that have low rolling resistance, so that your fuel consumption
will be low. Other good ways to save costs is to retread the tires. Retreading
can be done on a high quality carcass that is in good condition. If you don’t
have a high quality tire to start with then you can retread them. You can save
a lot of money by paying to have them retreaded, which can be done 1 to 2
times, if the carcass is in good condition before retreading. Retreaded
tires have excellent properties if the new tread is of high quality.
This is an environmental and cost efficient way to save money.
Since deliveries are a combination of time and money, you
want to make sure that your deliveries are not delayed. If your deliveries are
delayed due to tire problems, you will lose money in both ends. Both in terms
of penalties of delayed deliveries as well as extra repair costs due to
unscheduled downtime. Proper tire maintenance is always of utter importance to
make sure that you don’t waste money on taking care of problems that might have
been able to prevent. Tire failures are often due to low tire pressure, which
damages the tires. Since you have so many tires on a truck, the drivers often
don’t notice the problems, which is why you often can find debris from broken
truck tires on main highways. Checking tire pressure on all 18 or more wheels
can be time consuming, but can save you money in the long run.
For most of the heavy equipment, the best tires come from Finland. That might seems a bit strange for some, but the challenging conditions in the Northern countries contribute to making sure that you have equipment that can manage in these conditions. From an industry point of view they have long traditions in farming, mining and forestry. They also have excellent infrastructure built with earthmoving and road maintenance equipment and its roads through the vast country are trafficked by trucks as well as covered by its excellent collective transportation with city and long distance buses.
Then you have its defense having to covered vast areas of very harsh off-road terrain, where their all-terrain military vehicles tires don’t have an easy task considering the landscape and its varying weather ranging from sunny days to ice cold temperatures and snow filled conditions. Considering all this it is not strange that Nokian Tyres have become one of the worlds best tire manufacturer. They were also the company that produced the first winter tire, that was put on trucks back in 1935, so that they could drive safely even through the winter. Nowadays they make sure that millions of trucks and buses can drive safely with its Nokian Hakkapeliitta tires.
They are also a very environmental company making sure that all its tires are produced with purified oils and without any toxic chemicals. Their tires have low rolling resistance so that the fuel consumption and the CO2 emissions are kept at a low level. The long operating life and durable tread and carcass structure also enables a high cost efficiency and less downtime, making sure that you minimize any waste. They even have their own line of retreading their truck and bus tires, so that you can minimize waste further and reuse the carcass up to 2 times if you purchase good Nokian Tyres from the start and the carcass is still in good condition after the tire wears out. Retreaded tires can save you a lot of money from your tire budget.
In the end of the day it is all about performance, you will
need to make sure that your tires don’t let you down regardless of what
conditions that you will face as you will need to get the job done. This is why
so many companies rely on Nokian Tyres as their premium tire supplier for their